CMA applauds Governor Newsom signing bill to renew MCO tax and invest in Medi-Cal

April 07, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Hospitals and Health Facilities 

The California Medical Association’s (CMA) chief strategy officer, Jay Hansen, has been re-appointed to the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA). He has been a member of the CHFFA board since 2012. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.

CHFFA provides financial assistance to public and non-profit health care providers in California through loans funded by the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. The board authorizes several billion dollars a year in tax exempt financing and as well as providing low interest loans and grants. From rural community-based organizations to large multi-hospital systems, CHFFA has financed a wide range of providers and programs throughout California. The diverse nature of the facilities funded by CHFFA reflects the changing health care needs of the state.

Hansen has been chief strategy officer of CMA since 2010. Prior to joining CMA, he was legislative and political director for the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California from 1999 to 2010 and was special assistant to Assembly Speakers Willie Brown, Cruz Bustamante, Antonio Villaraigosa, Bob Hertzberg and Democratic Leader Richard Katz from 1992 to 1999.

Hansen also serves as a member of the Sacramento City Unified School District Board and the University of Southern California, State Capital Center Advisory Council. 


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